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As a Color Pencilist in realism, I want to see how many folks would be interested in learning more about Colored Pencils as a medium. I've included an example of my work below. Color Pencils are becoming more and more popular for their portability, non-toxic nature, and versatility. As I teach this painterly method to folks, I see more and more seniors opting for this medium. Recently, I had a student tell me they were glad their partner had taken my class because when they had gone on a cruise, they took out their colored pencils and painted with them during down time. Now, you might recognize that I say painted with them; I consider what I do as a method of painting simply because it is more than a drawing. There are layers and layers of color to create a painterly effect. My method is not about coloring as one would do in the new craze of Adult Coloring Books (although one could theoretically apply the method in a coloring book).
So a question for all you water colourists,Have you ever tried painting a shingle beach using masking fluid spattered on and covering with a wash and then repeating untill enough layers have been applied ? If you have how did it work out ? Did the masking fluid come of OK or was it the disaster I imagine it to be? I really want to give it a go so would appreciate any tips to help avoid the pitfalls that must exist.Many thanksContinue